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Old 06-09-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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Tranmission Flush

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My new car is getting up there in miles (30,000) and I was wondering if I SHOULD and how often I should get my transmission flushed. I had an Acura Integra and got it flushed at 100k and the car ran like it was brand new. Anyone know of any facts for how often I should do this OR if I should do it at all? I've heard from SOME people that it's just a way for companies to make money off of you...
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Old 06-10-2005, 08:55 AM   #2
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Re: Tranmission Flush

Check your owner's manual, it should tell you how often to change it in there. Always trust the manufacturer's service recommendations. I usually do my own work, but go to the dealer to buy the fluids (except motor oil) that they recommend for the car.
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I've been following the manual for everything fairly well. I just hear from other people about needing to do that
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30k is the *usual* service interval for a transmission, but you really should check the manual and see what it recommends.
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Cool, thanks. I just hit 30,000. And I've heard that by this "service" it means to drop the pan out and change the transmission filter, NOT flush the transmission.
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Definitely follow your manual. Places like Jiffy lube will always try to hit you up for services you don't need.
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Old 06-10-2005, 10:35 AM   #7
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YES. I had that experience with them once already. I have a good mechanic that I trust to do it.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:46 AM   #8
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Re: Tranmission Flush

Don't do like I do and wait until you have about 130,000 miles on the car before you do a transmission flush...LOL!!!
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